Caitlin M. Barry


Caitlin Barry is an associate in the firm’s Chicago Office. She is a member of the Product Liability and Medical Negligence and Healthcare Practice Groups. She concentrates her practice in the representation of automotive, material handling and other product manufacturers in the defense of product liability actions. A substantial portion of Caitlin’s practice is devoted to the defenses of businesses of all sizes in various casualty and catastrophic injury claims. Her practice also includes commercial litigation and business disputes, class action defense, construction, medical malpractice and general tort liability.

Prior to joining Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP, Caitlin clerked at a Chicago law firm where she gained extensive experience defending clients through all stages of litigation in a broad range of consumer financial service, banking and commercial disputes. During law school at DePaul University College of Law, Caitlin was the Associate Editor of Notes and Comments for the DePaul Law Review and was a member of the student bar association.

Caitlin practices in both Illinois state and federal court, and federal courts in Wisconsin and Indiana. She is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois, the Western District of Wisconsin and the Southern District of Indiana.


General Trial Practice
Product Liability
Medical Negligence and Healthcare
Class Action Defense

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Chicago Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute


  • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch, 2024
  • Selected for inclusion in Illinois Super Lawyers - Rising Stars Edition, 2024


Chicago, Libertyville, January 25, 2024
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
Swanson Martin & Bell LLP is proud to announce that 15 of the firm's attorneys have been honored as 2024 Illinois Super Lawyers® and Rising Stars.

September 25, 2023
McCaskey, Barry and Burton Author Automatic Emergency Braking Article for the ABA
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys Michael A. McCaskey, Caitlin M. Barry, and 2023 Summer Associate Tripp Burton are featured on the cover of the Trial Tort and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) Products Liability Committee Newsletter of the American Bar Association (ABA).

September 20, 2023
Barry to Speak at DePaul University College of Law Alumni Panel
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Associate Caitlin M. Barry will serve as a panelist for DePaul Business & Commercial Law Journal's Alumni panel discussion on September 27 at DePaul University College of Law.

Chicago, September 05, 2023
Barry Appointed to DRI's Young Lawyers Steering Committee
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP associate Caitlin M. Barry has been appointed to the Defense Research Institute's (DRI) Young Lawyers Steering Committee for the 2023-2024 term.

Chicago, Lisle, Libertyville, St. Louis, Madison County, August 17, 2023
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Attorneys Named to 2024 Best Lawyers, Ones to Watch Lists
Fifty-five Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP attorneys were named to the 2024 Best Lawyers in America® and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™ lists.

Chicago, December 9, 2021
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP Welcomes Lateral Associate, New Law School Graduates
Swanson, Martin & Bell, LLP announces that one lateral attorney and four new law graduates have joined the firm's Chicago office as associates.

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